Todd Weir

Dr Todd Weir

Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3312

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Interests

Todd Weir had been an undergraduate student of the developing world until a semester spent at an East German university in 1988 turned his interest towards Germany and the history of socialism. He later retrained as a historian, first at the Humboldt University in Berlin and then at Columbia University in New York. He was a research fellow at the Free University in Berlin while writing his dissertation, 'The Fourth Confession: atheism, Monism and politics in the Freigeistig movement in Berlin 1859-1924'. Dr Weir taught at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Seattle University and the University of Washington before joining Queen's University in January 2007.

Particulars

Conferences Convened

Dr Weir will convene a Wiles Colloquium on October 2 and 3, 2009 at Queen's University. For more information please go to Turning Point 1968: A Year of Change from Belfast to Beijing

In 2008 Dr Weir initiated a university-wide programme of public lectures, films and an exhibit to mark the 40th anniversary of the epoch-making events of 1968. For more information, please go to "The Monist Century 1845-1945: Science, Secularism and Worldview". .

Research Statement

Dr Weir's current research focuses on the relationships between religious dissent, anticlericalism, popular science and radical politics both in Germany and internationally between the 1840s and the 1930s. He has also written on East German collectivisation in the 1950s and the relationship of German socialism to colonialism prior to the First World War.

Teaching

Dr Todd Weir teaches on the following programmes / modules:

Undergraduate

Socialism, the history of the idea

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